John R. Irwin

John Richard Irwin, age 63, passed away on June 17, 2021. John was the son of Edith (Barry) Becktol, and the late Robert J. Irwin. He was a graduate of North Quincy High School and was living in Quincy at the time of his passing.

John was always a good storyteller, and would have a joke for every occasion. He also enjoyed playing the harmonica, and listening to his favorite music, along with spending time with friends and family.

He is survived by his mother Edith Becktol, and sister, Donna (Irwin) Wyatt, and brother Robert Irwin, and nieces and nephews William and Katie Wyatt, and Rachel and Daniel Irwin.

A private service will be held in memory of his life.


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23 Condolences

  1. Dana Dunford on June 25, 2021 at 8:08 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss.

  2. Carol Ann Sullivan on June 25, 2021 at 8:25 pm

    My heartfelt condolences to John’s family & friends. He was a dear friend and sweet man. Loved by my family. Always remembered and kept safe in my heart. May John rest peacefully in the arms of the angels.

  3. Rob M on June 25, 2021 at 8:32 pm

    My deepest condolences go out to john’s family and close friends. John put a smile on our face every time he was around with his sense of humor and positive attitude. You will be missed deeply. Rest In Peace my friend, till we meet again.

  4. Joellen Dellamano on June 25, 2021 at 8:39 pm

    RIP Haney always had a smile on his will be missed party with the angels.

  5. Gil Sullivan on June 26, 2021 at 2:00 am

    So sorry to hear about John’s passing I’ve known John for over 30 years he was my friend he will be missed dearly prayers for John’s family may he rest in peace

  6. Carrie Autio on June 26, 2021 at 3:43 am

    You were my best friend and my love. I will cherish all of the good times we shared together.


    If tears could build a stairway, and memories a lane
    I would walk right up to heaven, and bring you back again.

    No farewell words were spoken, no time to say “goodbye”,
    You were gone before I knew it, and only God knows why.

    My heart still aches with sadness, and secret tears still flow.
    What it meant to love you, no one will ever know.

    But now I know, you would want me to mourn for you, no more.
    To remember all the happy times, life still has much in store.

    Since you”ll never be forgotten, I pledge to you today-
    A hollowed place within my heart, is where you’ll always stay.

    -author unknown-

    Rest In Peace, my love.

  7. Stacie Molvar on June 26, 2021 at 10:19 am

    I will miss our little chats together!!! Your a good man,and will be missed by many Rest in Peace. My condolences to his family.

  8. Patty Short on June 27, 2021 at 2:23 am

    I’ve known John For about 40 years!!
    I’m shocked that his life has ended this soon!
    He definitely had many stories to tell, but had many jokes to follow!
    Those that knew him well, know that he was full of life!!
    He was one entertaining man to listen to!!
    And that it definitely a compliment to sum up what type of man he was!!
    He will be missed by his family and friends…
    RIP John Haney!!!

  9. Harvey J. Guilbault on June 27, 2021 at 9:51 pm

    Hey John, I considered you a close friend! You will be severely missed. I love you brother! 11:11

  10. Jessica Parker on June 28, 2021 at 12:04 am

    So sorry for your loss. I considered John a great friend and a good person. He was always fun to be around play pool with. As fellow musicians we shared our love for music. I will miss him dearly.

  11. Mark Stewart on June 29, 2021 at 2:31 pm

    Sorry to see John go we had a lot of good times together R.I.P brother God bless you John

  12. Ken Adams on July 2, 2021 at 4:35 pm

    Sorry to see you go so early my brother RIP too we meet again rock on!

  13. Mike Higgins on July 2, 2021 at 5:30 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Haney was an old friend from many years ago. We had so many great times I can’t even count them all. RIP Haney. God Bless

  14. Jean Mahoney on July 2, 2021 at 7:16 pm

    My condolences to the family John was a heck of a guy funny as they come Rest in peace my dear friend 40 year friendship

  15. Lynn Green on July 2, 2021 at 7:39 pm

    My deepest condolences to John’s family. John was a good friend and he will be missed. Rest In Peace John.

  16. Steven Ladner on July 2, 2021 at 9:33 pm

    Sorry for your loss. I knew John for 44 years. He was a good friend. He was always quick with a joke and a smile.He will be sorely missed. RIP Brother.

  17. Bobby Bone on July 2, 2021 at 10:30 pm

    John, Haney was a good guy! Ill miss seeing him around. He always popped up when i didn’t expect to see him! Always a good time! Were loosing way to many old friends these days! RIP BROTHER!

  18. Stephen Macpherson on July 3, 2021 at 1:30 am

    John was a good friend of mine for many years. Always had me laughing in tears. He will be truly missed. See you on the other side Johnny.

  19. Emily Shwartz on July 3, 2021 at 11:59 am

    Irwinkle ( as I called him) was such a huge part of my life, starting when I was just a teen hanging up the T . He was the one person I always looked for when I was hanging out in Quincy, as his smile used to make me feel like I was home again. Words can’t describe how much I will miss him .. today , tomorrow and forever.

  20. Mike Keller on July 5, 2021 at 4:29 am

    The world won’t be the same without you. You were one of a kind. One hell of a guy –a funny bastard. Who’s gonna have my back now!! Save a brew for me, Your friend Mike

  21. Dan keefe on July 29, 2021 at 4:18 am

    One true friend love you buddy

  22. Joseph Matranga on October 22, 2021 at 6:32 am

    Johnny, miss hanging out with you at Pete’s and our trips to Twin Rivers Casino. You may be gone, But never forgotten my friend. God Bless you. RIP

  23. John Morgan on June 7, 2022 at 2:42 am

    I’ll miss you and love you.
    Your friend to the end.
    John “JP” Mogan

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